Second Teen Arrested for Contractor’s Murder

Posted on: 4:38 am, October 14, 2013, by , updated on: 08:51am, October 14, 2013

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(Memphis) A second teenager is now facing charges in connection with the murder of a contractor last week in Parkway Village.

16-year-old Corey Sandifer was arrested Sunday and charged with first degree murder and aggravated robbery.

The other suspect in the case, 15-year-old Derek Cunningham, was arrested Saturday and faces similar charges.

Back on October 4th, police say Cunningham and Sandifer robbed and shot 42-year-old J.P. Shelley while he was working on a house in the 4700 block of Scottsdale.

Shelley was taken to The MED, initially in critical condition, but he later died from his injuries.


  • 1midtownmike says:

    Savage behavior with no regard to human life whatsoever.

  • Ron Shaffer says:

    Now they can have matching tables when they are convicted and sentenced to lethal injection.

  • Free Thinker says:

    I hope the punishment fits the crime.

  • tallie says:

    They are juveniles. There will not be much punishment.

    • Don says:

      Hopefully the court will treat them as adults, they planned this murder and knew exactly what they were doing.

  • Hooligan says:

    feral b a s t a r d children wrecking havoc on civil society…yet the libs keep pushing the bs story of the single struggling mom….guaranteed these two are from single mom homes that get welfare, ebt, and oba’mao’ phones

  • Joe Williams says:

    Hate crime??? Oh yea, that is reserved strictly for whitey.

  • joan m. says:

    Senseless,Senseless!! When is this town going to wakeup and do something about this.We need to be more like Sheriff Joe in Phoenix,Az.There is no 3rd Strike there!!These “kids” have destroyed an entire family with no regard for Human life-Let’s wakeup Memphis

  • CREED says:

    I just don’t understand.

  • liberalsRcommies says:

    These two savages have a long criminal record I bet. If convicted, hurry up and put these bottom feeders in the ground and quit wasting our tax dollars by keeping these type of animals alive in prison…

  • chris smith says:

    TN law does not allow for the death penalty in juvenile cases….that doesn’t mean that an inmate couldn’t get in there and take care of these idiots for society…..just a thought

  • FedUp says:

    Black, white, green, purple or blue wrong is WRONG. These two need to be prosecuted as adults and to the fullest extent of the law for this SENSELESS CRIME. There was no need to kill that man!!

  • Don Davidson says:

    Wonder where they got the gun. Prolly stole it.

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